While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Oct 21 edition

Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) are driven by carriage along The Mall to Buckingham Palace in London during his visit to Britain.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) are driven by carriage along The Mall to Buckingham Palace in London during his visit to Britain.REUTERS

McDonald's looking into case of worms found in Big Breakfast

McDonald's is investigating a complaint by a customer that he had found worms in one of its most popular meals.  

IT freelancer Jasper Lee had a nasty surprise on Tuesday (Oct 20) morning as he was tucking into the Big Breakfast set which comes with a sausage patty, toasted muffins, scrambled eggs and a hashbrown. 

"I had already eaten a few mouthfuls when I spotted something moving, and it turned out to be worms," said Mr Lee, who also lodged a complaint through the fast food chain's online feedback form.  


Chinese President Xi Jinping says China and Britain 'increasingly interdependent'

 Chinese President Xi Jinping lauded the close ties with Britain during a speech to the Westminster parliament on Tuesday, saying the two countries were increasingly interdependent.

"It is fair to say that China and the UK are increasingly interdependent and are becoming a community of shared interests," he said in a speech on the first full day of his state visit to London.

"I am already deeply impressed by the vitality of China-UK relations and the profound friendship between our peoples," he added.


Clashes erupt in Indian Kashmir over killing of Muslim beef trader by Hindus

 At least two dozen people have been injured in clashes with police after protests erupted in Indian Kashmir over the killing of a Muslim man by Hindus campaigning against eating beef.

The clashes in Kulgam and Anantnag districts broke out on Sunday after a trucker was attacked in the Hindu-dominated Jammu region of Kashmir by a crowd believing him to be involved in transporting cows, police said.

Protesters also pelted police with stones, police said, without specifying who had been injured since Monday.


Football: Kiev stalemate keeps Chelsea in suspense

Chelsea's Champions League last 16 hopes remain in the balance after they drew 0-0 at Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday despite an improved display at the Olympic Stadium.

On a cold, misty night in the Ukrainian capital, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho saw his side hit the woodwork through the recalled Eden Hazard and Willian, but had to settle for a point.

Having lost 2-1 at Porto in their previous game, it means the misfiring Premier League champions have gone two games without victory in Group G, leaving them three points below Porto and a point behind Dynamo.


Lego may run short of bricks before Christmas

Some children may not get their Christmas wishes fulfilled this year as Lego's factories, although running at full speed, may not be able to make enough plastic bricks to keep up with demand from toy stores in Europe.

The Danish company has become the world's largest toymaker by sales, overtaking US Barbie-maker Mattel, thanks partly to toys linked to movies, including The Lego Movie. But difficulties in forecasting demand accurately means some orders may not be filled on time.

"We will not be able to deliver all of the orders coming from customers in the remainder of the year," spokesman Roar Trangbaek said. He declined to specify which lines of toys or which European countries would be affected.